Sundaes on Sunday – Thank You!

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A huge Good Shepherd thank you to all who helped make the “Sundaes on Sunday” farewell celebration for Pastor April such a success.   The service was special in every way with guest musicians Kate Blair, Suzanne Ernst, Peter Calhoun, and Erik Berg playing.  The Hymn Sing before-hand was well attended with robust, enthusiastic singing.  Hand-picked wild flowers decorated the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall to enhance the picnic feel of a summer celebration. The sundaes were made especially scrumptious with toppings donated by Amalia Vagts and David Lester from the Coop.  President Jim Fritz presided to provide a short program.

And most importantly, the congregation’s generous donations exceeded the goal for supporting Catherine Moeller’s call to serve with the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) program in Mexico.  Any funds raised beyond the $4,000 goal support the future development and expansion of the YAGM program.  Besides this virtual gift in honor of Pastor April’s ministry, a book of photos taken during her time with Good Shepherd and a cashmere wool sheep were presented to her.

The names of other helpers are so numerous that rather than trying to list them all, a general “thank you” is extended instead. People  pulled together in the Good Shepherd tradition to clean up, restore order, and prepare the church for another week of activities. Submitted by:  Farewell Steering Committee, Jane Kemp, Elizabeth Kaschins, Jeri Laursen, and Norma Refsal.  Photos:  Norma Refsal

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